May 29, 2014 [update]: Our Doritaenopsis (Dtps) Chain Xen ‘Pearl Mercury’ finally bloomed. The size of the flowers are spectacular.
Apr. 19, 2014: It’s Easter egg hunt season and that’s what our day turned out to be. We first went to Telly’s Greenhouse to check out their orchid offerings among other things. No luck. They had the usual Phals, a sad-looking over-priced Cymbidium, a sad-looking over-priced Dendrobium, and a sad-looking over-priced Miltonia. When we asked if any of the sad-looking plants were discounted, we got rudeness from the cashier telling us no, they’re sold full price. It was definitely a shock to us to get that treatment from a non-chain nursery/greenhouse.
So we went to the English Gardens at Eastpointe to continue our hunt. Still no luck with orchids.
We still had time to rush over to Larry’s Orchids and Tropicals so we did. That’s where we found our Easter orchids.
There was a discussion at the Larry’s Orchid shop floor about how the flowers of this variety really look. We’ll have to bloom it to truly find out. The above picture from the Internet is what seems to be the result for now.
Orchid count: #141-144